According to the National Safety Council’s data from 2020, in the U.S. there were 107,000 semi-trucks involved in an accident that resulted in an injury, and over 4,000 that involved death. In 83% of those cases, the person injured or killed was either in another vehicle or a pedestrian. That’s quite a few injuries, so what do you do if you have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck?
First 3 things to do after a commercial truck accident
Follow your doctor’s orders for treatment. The lawyers for the trucking company may argue that your injuries aren’t that bad if you don’t follow your doctor’s orders. Be sure you go to every appointment and follow all of the doctor’s instructions.
Contact a personal injury law firm like Carrollton Injury Law as soon as you can. Within hours of the wreck, the truck companies will be investigating the scene of the accident. This could be while you’re in the hospital getting treatment, so as soon as you are physically able, call a personal injury law firm to help you with your personal injury claim.
Do not talk to the insurance company or the commercial trucking company’s lawyers without your lawyer present. They may pressure you to make a statement or accept a lowball settlement offer. Use the help of a personal injury firm to level the playing field and ensure you get the best compensation available. If they pressure you to make a statement, just say, “Please contact my lawyer,” and give them your lawyer’s phone number.
Carrollton Injury Law can help with your commercial trucking accident injury claim
At Carrollton Injury Law, personal injury claims are all we do. We are committed to getting you the most money back for your injuries, and we believe that consistent communication leads to a more efficient and successful financial recovery in the end. We reach out to you regularly to update you on the status of your claim, and we want to be continually informed about everything happening on your end – your medical treatment for painful injuries, your limitations in life due to someone else’s negligence, your lost wages from missing work, your disfigurement or scarring, your permanent impairment, and your pain and suffering – everything you’re going through. All of this information is vital to the successful handling of your personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident call or text Carrollton Injury Law at 972-360-9898 for a FREE injury claim evaluation. We will show you how we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.